Ashley DeRamus award
Hoover resident Ashely DeRamus was presented with an award in Washington, D.C. in April.
Hoover resident Ashley DeRamus has been named the recipient of the National Down Syndrome Society's Self-Advocate of the Year Champion of Change Award.
U.S. Rep. Dan Benishek, M.D. presented DeRamus with the award at the Buddy Walk on Washington conference held in April. More than 150 people were in attendance to advocate for legislative priorities that positively impact the lives of people with Down syndrome and their families.
DeRamus is the founder of the Ashley DeRamus foundation, a local charity founded and dedicated to the education, advancement and quality lifestyle of children and adults with Down syndrome. DeRams also operates Ashley by Design, a clothing line tailored to fit women of many body types including those with Down syndrome.
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